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Caring Kids




Project Manager/Behavior Support Specialist

Phone: (209) 381-6738
Address: 1850 Wardrobe Avenue, Merced, CA 95341
Fax: (209) 381-6758​

Promoting Healthy Social and Emotional Development

The Caring Kids program provides resources and services to children ages 0 to 5 and their families to help support healthy and optimal child development. The program helps children learn self-regulation and social skills. It teaches parents and caregivers the best ways to help children develop socially and emotionally. These services help build protective factors and reduce challenging behaviors which will increase the chances of children being successful in school.


  • Provide education and support to help parents develop skills to promote the healthy social and emotional development of their children through

          a) inclusive social skills building playgroup

          b) classes for parents

For more information please click Caring Kids resources - Google Drive


Parents are their children’s first teachers.

The Parents as Teachers Evidence-Based Home Visiting Model is a comprehensive home-visiting, parent education model used by Parents as Teachers Affiliates. The model provides services to families with children from prenatal through kindergarten.

Why should your family participate?

*Increase parent knowledge of early childhood development and improve parent practices

*Provide early detection of developmental delays and health issues

*Prevent child abuse and neglect

*Increase children’s school readiness and success


To enroll please complete this interest form: Interest Form

or contact:

Monica Adrian

(209) 381-6738